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Posted: March 21, 2017

67-year-old woman fights company on tree removal despite previous restraining order

Man sawing down tree with chainsaw
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Man sawing down tree with chainsaw

By Chana Elgin,

A Dallas woman prefers the high life – up in a tree.

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Jeri Huber, 67, climbed a tree outside of her home to stop Oncor, an electrical company, from removing it, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Huber was briefly successful in stopping removal of the tree after she refused to descend, but the electrical crew said they would return with a restraining order.

This isn’t the first time Huber has met adversity while attempting to save trees. Six years ago, she climbed another tree with a BB gun to stop Oncor, an effort which was ultimately unsuccessful and earned Huber a temporary restraining order.

In a statement from Oncor, officials explained the necessity of tree trimming “to keep local residents safe” and to “ensure reliable service to … the city.”

The Texas electrical company was true to their word this time around, and Huber was served with a second temporary restraining order. 

In an interview with CBS after she was forced out of the tree, Huber expressed her concerns.

“When did we lose our rights as property owners?” she asked.

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